Ts-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3410 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2279 times:
For your information,the official term for Airbus A310,A318,A319,A320,and A321 is...Winglets.For the A330,A340,B737,B747,MD-11,and the TU-204,they are called Wing Tip Fences.
This seems logic as they have a fence shape comparing with the small winglets !!!
AOMlover From France, joined Jul 2001, 1301 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2266 times:
An aircraft looks much better with winglets/wing tip fences
I don't like the 737NG winglets too, they're too big.
I love the A320 winglets, but my favourites are A330/340 winglets: they make the plane look more elegant.
The 747 400 looks much better thanks to his winglets too.
Airbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2259 times:
I have read that the A300/A310/A318/A319/A320/A321 have, what are called, "Wing tip fences" and anythign else (A330/A340) are called winglets like on the 747-400. If I'm wrong, then I guess you learn something new every day.
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Ammunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1064 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2248 times:
will they possibly add theraked wingtips as on the 764 to the A380?
maybe on a larger version? or wil the plane become too big for airport taxiways e.t.c?
I love planes with wingtips, i love the look of the A340/A340 and the MD-11 is one of my favourite planes to look at.i also hate the lookof the large 737NG wingtips.
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J.mo From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2221 times:
I guess I am the only one who loves the Winglets on the 737NG. They are pretty big but they sure look nice in flight. If the 747-400 and the 737-800 have them, the 767 has the raked wingtips, the 777-300ER will be getting the raked tips, why none on the 757-300?
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